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6:40 PM ET, December 26, 2007

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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Google ruining Christmas?  Get a grip  —  Since I'm full of the milk of human kindness after a wonderful Christmas, I've been trying to remain calm in the face of all the Google Reader hysteria about shared items and so on — but wiping out on some ice yesterday and landing on my ass …
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Is Google Reader Sharing Too Much?  —  A small privacy debate is igniting over a new sharing feature in Google Reader.  A couple weeks ago, Google turned on a new feature in its feed reader that lets you share posts with anyone in your Gmail or Gtalk contact list (assuming you use either of those other Google services as well).
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Google Reader needs GPC  —  Oh, man, is the Google Reader team under attack for its new social networking features.  —  There's a few ways I could take this.  —  1. I could call people idiots for not understanding the meaning of the word “public."  —  2. I could call the Google Reader team idiots …
Jason Lee Miller / WebProNews:
Google Reader Becomes Holiday Snitch
Discussion: Consumerist
Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter:   Google Reader: Naughty or Nice? Santa Safe!
MG Siegler / ParisLemon:
Google Readers' Social Flaws Have Users Up In Arms
Discussion: Googling Google
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Mac Os / PC World:
Apple's Record Breaking Year
Discussion: ParisLemon
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Online Holiday Cheer
Discussion: Gizmodo
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Radiohead: Free New Year's Web Concert, Amazon Beats iTunes To ‘In Rainbows’  —  Alterna-rockers Radiohead will stream a free, hour-long concert of their latest album, In Rainbows, on Monday, New Year's Eve, via their Web site, Current TV, and Current.com.  “This is a wee celebration …
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:   Radiohead To Promote Album With New Year's Eve Concert on Current TV
Tamar Weinberg / techipedia:
Best Internet Marketing Blog Posts of 2007  —  Last year, I ended 2006 with a great (and still pertinent) list of blog posts and articles that I felt were really the best in their class in the area of Internet Marketing.  This year, I present you my favorite timeless posts of 2007 …
Discussion: Joe Duck
Christine Haughney / New York Times:
Masterful Web Entrepreneurs Hit a Snag in Miami's Condo Market  —  Jim Clark and Tom Jermoluk cut a swath through Silicon Valley in the 1990s with companies like Silicon Graphics, Netscape and WebMD.  But they are finding that it is a lot harder to maneuver through the real estate market than to master the Internet.
Seeking Alpha:
Details of Apple's Mysterious New Portable Device  —  I have been working on gathering more information about a new Apple (AAPL) portable device from several different sources during the past 6 months.  I have pieced together the puzzle which portrays a picture of what can be perhaps best described …
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Russian GPS alternative near completion, Putin and dog celebrate  —  Russia has announced the successful launch of three additional GLONASS navigation satellites on Christmas Day, bringing the total number of functional units to 18, and reportedly scaring the beejezus out of Santa and his reindeer during liftoff.
Discussion: Associated Press and Slashdot
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Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Predictions for Google's 2008  —  Some of these items are obvious, others are mostly wishful thinking.  —  1. Google will try to unify its application and transform them into a big social network.  The Maka-Maka project (or Google's activity stream) will enhance the already existing profiles.
CNN:
Nokia says door open for cooperation with Apple on web portal Ovi - Vanjoki  —  Thomson Financial delivered by Newstex) — Nokia's (NYSE:NOK) doors are open for Apple Inc to sell its music via the company's planned Ovi web portal, management board member Anssi Vanjoki told Berliner Zeitung.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
GigaOM Interview: Dr. Mendel Roseblum, Chief Scientist, VMWare  —  Right before the Christmas holidays I got a chance to catch up with Dr. Mendel Rosenblum, VMWare's chief scientist and one of the company's five co-founders.  Rosenblum is also an associate professor of computer science …
Marc Canter / Marc's Voice:
Broadband Mechanics announcement(s)  —  I hate doing press releases - they seem so old school Web 1.0-ish.  Scheduling appointments to go kiss Om Mailk's or Arrington's ring just seems so arcane to me, but it's clearly what has to be done to get coverage.  And then they assign the post …
Discussion: GigaOM and chrisbrogan.com
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Study: Ads in online shows work better than ads on TV  —  Good news for TV networks: online ads work.  As TV shows continue their lengthy migration onto the web, new research finds that the people watching those shows actually pay more attention to both advertising and content when they watch online.
Discussion: Techland, broadstuff and Valleywag
 
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Fareastgizmos.com:
NEC Hello Kitty laptop LaVie G decorated with Swarovski Crystals
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
Oldnewthing / The Old New Thing:
Microthink: If you can't measure it, then it doesn't exist
Elaine C. Kamarck / Boston Globe:
Increasing Internet capacity
Discussion: Aswath Weblog and VoIP Watch
Mike Sachoff / WebProNews:
Information Overload Costing $650 Billion
Discussion: Ars Technica
David A. Utter / WebProNews:
Ola! Craigslist Goes Bilingual
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Sarah Fallon / Wired News:
Confessions of an Online Scrabble Cheat
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Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Christmas At The Apple Store: Very, Very Crowded
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Canon, Panasonic and Hitachi Join Up, Dig In for Flat-Panel War
Discussion: Ars Technica
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2007 In Numbers: Low Traffic Is One Problem Yahoo Doesn't Have
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Google Watch:
Google Taps NTT DoCoMo in Mobile No-Brainer
Discussion: Mashable!
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
First look: Qt 4.4.0 with Phonon and WebKit
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Update: Like Gaboogie, Foonz Losing Its Voice Too
Elizabeth Woyke / Forbes:
CTO Session: Nortel's Roese Speaks Out
Discussion: All About Nortel
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IFPI wants ISPs to block The Pirate Bay, filter P2P traffic
Matthew Hurst / Data Mining:
IceRocket Relaunch?  —  I'm sure I'm very late in noticing this …
 

 
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